Essays Tagged: "Cultural identity"

Critical Analysis Of "Identity risis" by Minabrere Ibelema , and "Oppositional Dress"by Elisabeth Wilson

o it. Ibelema does this by showing how themass media portrays African Americans in relation to theircultural identity by using situation comedies as a measuringtool. Of the episodes Ibelema uses very ... comedies as a measuringtool. Of the episodes Ibelema uses very few of them look atAfrican Americans cultural identity. However, what they do isbriefly address a cultural story line for one episode, bu ...

(3 pages) 63 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Human Cultural Identity as seen in five cultural periods. Enlightenment Culture; Greco-Roman Culture; Judeo-Christian Culture; Renaissance-Reformation Culture; and Industrialization-Mo

This paper is intended to contain the analysis of the human cultural identity, as seen inthe following five historical cultural periods: Enlightenment Culture; ... m Culture. It also embodies examples of each era that areclearly stated, and how they relate to the cultural period.The cultural identity of the Enlightenment can be described as emphasizing thepossib ... o move around spontaneously, without order. Any invention or itsinventor would fit nicely into this cultural topic. Eli Whitney, for instance, and thecotton gin. This invention was one of the most imp ...

(3 pages) 292 1 4.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The Last Colony An Analysis of UN involvement in Western Sahara

attention, these goals have yet to be realized. The Saharawi people, though they can trace a clear cultural identity and claim to their land, are not in control of it- rather they are exiled into the ... ain ties may be drawn between the Tuareg and Berber of neighboring countries, they claim a distinct cultural identity. They speak Hassaniya Arabic, and the predominant religion, Islam is strongly inte ...

(16 pages) 112 0 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Cultural Identity & Cinematic Representation

In his paper "Cultural Identity & Cinematic Representation," Stuart Hall addresses the issue of cultural ident ... ral identity and the cinematic representation. Stuart remarks that there are several definitions of cultural identity. However, he uses it in terms of the idea of "oneness" of people. The definition r ... the actual sub culture. According to Hall media or Caribbean Cinema has to discover this particular cultural identity. This conception of Caribbean identity was significant in post colonial struggles ...

(2 pages) 87 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Cultural identity of blacks from 1865-1940

Cultural Identity from 1865-1940The cultural identity of blacks in the United States from 1865 throu ... dogmatic belief that the United States needed to spread its boundaries to civilize less fortunate, culturally inferior beings after 1865, and throughout the Spanish-American War. Blacks perceived the ... held within the fairs and U.S. imperialist dogma in the period of the late 1800s through 1900s.The cultural identity of blacks in the United States from 1865 through 1940 always included racism, whet ...

(7 pages) 199 0 4.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Arabs prejudged....While many people might be very ethnocentric and blurt out there ethnicity, I choose not to, in fear i might be prejudged because i'm arabian.

people are to ask me what nationality I am, it's unfortunate that I sometimes hesitate to reveal my cultural background in fear I might be prejudged before they "actually" know me. While many people m ... centric and blurt out there ethnicity, I choose not to. A little more than a year ago, revealing my cultural identity as an Arab American was not a problem; in fact it was quite interesting. Many peop ...

(3 pages) 45 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

"Homeland" by Anna Maria Dell'oso

In the article "Homeland" by Anna Maria Dell'oso, the issue of identity; in particular, cultural identity, is thoroughly explored by the composer. It is mainly about how identity is passed ... her Italian identity because of changes influenced by time and surroundings.The composer shows that cultural identity is passed on from one generation to another and that it may change or be lost due ... poser so desperately seeks the 'key', the connection from mother to daughter, her connection to her cultural heritage and identity.The key is once again mentioned in the last paragraph of the article, ...

(3 pages) 42 0 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

'The Other Side', 'Act of Union' and 'The Ministry of Fear'. The schizophrenia of the two Irelands and the question of cultural identity.

", "Act of Union"and "The Ministry of Fear"The schizophrenia of the two Irelandsand the question of cultural identityTABLE OF CONTENTS1. Introduction 31.1 Seamus Heaney 31.2 Heaney's Ireland: The Poli ... 3 Heaney's poetryHow does a writer poetically address the problems of a country whose political and cultural fissures have resulted in an apparently endless cycle of distrust, oppression, and violence ...

(21 pages) 125 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Cultural identity in Scotland.

cent times, people in Scotland have started to show a greater appreciation of and interest in their cultural identity. This fascination is shared by many around the world. There has been a renaissance ... 0. (Tourism, Culture and Communication, Hall 1999)I intend to look at the contribution the arts and cultural sectors make to the management of Scotland's tourism industry. I will focus mainly on the c ...

(9 pages) 113 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Artists that have conveyed an Australian identity: Sidney Nolan, Brett Whiteley & Fred Williams

ian art has changed constantly since its early beginnings and has made contributions to the nations cultural identity, which has been substantially enhanced over the last two hundred years by Australi ... s with reference to the unique landscape and environment as well as the people that occupy it. This cultural identity has been reflected through the artists work's by displaying certain abundant chara ...

(4 pages) 62 0 3.4 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Summary on "Living With Music" by Ralph Ellison.

ng people understanding, order, and meaning, while it also helps us shape our own unique social and cultural identity.Firstly, Ellison describes his first experiences with music. During his childhood ...

(1 pages) 44 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

English-Only Policies

languages in this country is beneficial because it fosters diversity and also helps preserve one's cultural identity. When immigrants come here from over a 160 different countries around the world, i ... ual access to education and government to all citizens. This is why this country is one of the most cultural diverse and technologically advanced countries in the world. The United States has inhabita ...

(4 pages) 97 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Hossein Valamanesh art review

ssential connection to place through the simplest of means. His poetic works explore issues such as cultural identity, history, memory and the relationship between humanity and the natural world.Hosse ... grated to Australia at the age of twenty-four, arriving in Perth, which was a difficult move as the cultural transition from Iran to Australia was a difficult one at first. In 1975, Valamanesh moved t ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Martin Luther King, Malcolm X: compared and contrasted.

lated a slave and used the remains to fuel his fire because he was "bored". All lost their specific cultural identity even their religion, language and surnames. Slaves spoke "pidgin" English a mixtur ...

(10 pages) 202 2 2.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Arugment Essay: Immigration

our culture has grown through a succession of immigration waves. Immigration is cornerstone to the cultural identity of our country. However, immigration, as a political and social issue has been con ... n from their neighborhood/community could be saving your tax dollars in the long-term.That American cultural values are under threat is a similarly subjective argument. Our culture has developed and c ...

(5 pages) 553 1 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Shakespeare's Hamlet.

In William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the concept of cultural identity is explored through Hamlet's isolation which is created by the conflict between hi ... t to achieve revenge in a manner with which he is comfortable.In William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, cultural identity is explored through Hamlets isolation which results from the indecision he feels. ...

(7 pages) 77 0 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

Title: Birth of a Nation: A History of Anti-racism Films

ifferent cultures must be examined to explore the political and social history of the struggles for cultural identity. The film becomes a means of consciousness raising and of creating political aware ... usness raising and of creating political awareness. Films of revolution and social change cross all cultural boundaries and bring to the screen revolutionary movements in developing and underdeveloped ...

(7 pages) 147 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

Is Ireland a classless society?

ss society'. Years ago, Irish citizens were able to take solace in the fact that their national and cultural identity was assured-being born of Irish heritage virtually guaranteed them Irish citizensh ... e Ireland of today. He sees class groups as being identifiable according to their varying levels of cultural and economic capital, and believes that individuals distinguish themselves from others on t ...

(5 pages) 61 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Nepal Globalization and Modernization

factors, however adverse they may be, and yet unaccounted for, for example the loss of national and cultural identity. Nepal is one of the countries, which is experiencing a new phase, a rapid moderni ... autious of the ramification of the new technology and global trade, which might be dangerous to its cultural identity and values.It was in the year 1951 that Nepalese monarch declared an end to t ...

(3 pages) 51 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

Integration of Indigenous Knowledge and the Physical Sciences

adian schools today. This hidden curriculum conveys a particular Eurocentric worldview amounting to cultural assimilation and marginalization of students who possess other knowledge bases than the Wes ... al ecological discourses resulting in the loss of valuable Aboriginal knowledge; the cornerstone of cultural identity of indigenous peoples.In the wake of the broken links between Indigenous Knowledge ...

(15 pages) 154 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education